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From Mark Hahn <m...@reevuit.com>
Subject Re: decimal and builtin _sum function
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:26 GMT
Numbers are 100% supported in JSON and JavaScript.  You would never have a
problem using real numbers.  I don't know where you picked up that myth.

BTW, It's also a myth that you can't do accounting in JS.  JS number have
52 real bits.  You just need to round at the appropriate points in your
code.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Nick North <north.n@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 November 2013 16:28, Mark Hahn <mark@reevuit.com> wrote:
>
> > > I store the numbers as strings because I read this the proper way for
> > decimals.
> >
> > Where did you read this?  That makes no sense.
> >
> >
> If your numbers are going to pass through JSON and JavaScript, then I'd say
> it's reasonable. There are sufficient unknowns with JSON parsers and
> serialisers and processing engines along the way that storage as strings
> feels the safest thing to do.
>
> Nick
>

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